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Researcher identifies mechanisms that may cause resistance to BRAF inhibitor

Researcher identifies mechanisms that may cause resistance to BRAF inhibitor

BRAF mutation occurs in between 40% and 50% of metastasising melanomas (skin cancers), boosting tumour growth. [More]
New study finds contamination events near fracking gas drilling sites result of operational inefficiencies

New study finds contamination events near fracking gas drilling sites result of operational inefficiencies

Chemists at the University of Texas at Arlington have published a new study that indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational inefficiencies and not inherent to the extraction process itself. [More]
Hitchhiking of drugs on incorrect targets can cause adverse side effects

Hitchhiking of drugs on incorrect targets can cause adverse side effects

It probably isn't surprising to read that pharmaceutical drugs don't always do what they're supposed to. Adverse side effects are a well-known phenomenon and something many of us will have experienced when taking medicines. [More]
Soluble corn fiber can help build and retain calcium in bone during adolescence and post-menopause

Soluble corn fiber can help build and retain calcium in bone during adolescence and post-menopause

Supplementing with soluble corn fiber at two critical times in a woman's life - adolescence and post-menopause - can help build and retain calcium in bone, according to new research from Purdue University. [More]
Researchers find reason behind epidemiological success of Russian tuberculosis strains

Researchers find reason behind epidemiological success of Russian tuberculosis strains

Researchers from the Federal Research and Clinical Centre of Physical-Chemical Medicine, and staff from MIPT's Systems Biology Laboratory, the Research Institute of Phthisiopulmonology and the St. Petersburg Pasteur Institute, conducted a large-scale analysis of the proteins and genomes of mycobacterium tuberculosis strains that are common in Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union and found features that provide a possible explanation for their epidemiological success. [More]
Researchers uncover new preventative way to battle against Ascaris roundworm infection

Researchers uncover new preventative way to battle against Ascaris roundworm infection

Scientists working out of Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University, and Queen Mary University of London have unearthed a potential new preventative option to combat Ascaris roundworm infection. [More]
Health Pioneers BetterYou say it’s best to your vitamin D level

Health Pioneers BetterYou say it’s best to your vitamin D level

Recent vitamin D guidance by Public Health England has once again highlighted the UK-wide issue of vitamin D deficiency, but how do you know if you are one of the estimated 10 million people with low vitamin D levels? A simple home test can put your mind at rest, say health pioneers BetterYou. [More]
Study finds high rate of misuse of seizure and pain drug

Study finds high rate of misuse of seizure and pain drug

With increasing public attention to overdose deaths and misuse of prescription medications in the United States, researchers today presented the results of a new study looking at abuse and misuse of gabapentin, a medication used to treat seizures and relieve nerve pain often associated with shingles. [More]
Researchers develop new hybrid method to study HIV protein involved in disease progression

Researchers develop new hybrid method to study HIV protein involved in disease progression

More than 36 million people worldwide, including 1.2 million in the U.S., are living with an HIV infection. Today's anti-retroviral cocktails block how HIV replicates, matures and gets into uninfected cells, but they can't eradicate the virus. [More]
New biochip test helps identify individuals at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

New biochip test helps identify individuals at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Cell-free DNA test could help identify liver transplant patients with acute rejection

Cell-free DNA test could help identify liver transplant patients with acute rejection

Today, researchers presented findings at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting that DNA found circulating in the bloodstream—known as cell-free DNA—can be used to identify liver transplant patients with acute rejection with greater accuracy than conventional liver function tests. [More]
AACC introduces new journal to deliver advancements in translational laboratory medicine research

AACC introduces new journal to deliver advancements in translational laboratory medicine research

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the launch of its new journal, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine: An AACC Publication. [More]
AACC 2016: DRG International to exhibit Optimized Saliva ELISA Assays for measuring steroids

AACC 2016: DRG International to exhibit Optimized Saliva ELISA Assays for measuring steroids

DRG International, a leading international medical diagnostic company, will showcase the Newly Optimized DRG Saliva ELISA Assays at the 2016 AACC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from August 02-04. [More]
Novel method sheds light on how disruption in LRRK2 gene causes inherited Parkinson's disease

Novel method sheds light on how disruption in LRRK2 gene causes inherited Parkinson's disease

Scientists have developed a new method of measuring the activity of disease-causing mutations in the LRRK2 gene, a major cause of inherited Parkinson's disease. [More]
Majority of American adults use prescription drugs inappropriately and dangerously

Majority of American adults use prescription drugs inappropriately and dangerously

The majority of American adults taking opioids and other commonly prescribed medications use them in ways that put their health at risk, including potentially dangerous combinations with other drugs, according to a new study from Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services. [More]
Scientists undertake major biomedical research initiative to escalate problem of sepsis

Scientists undertake major biomedical research initiative to escalate problem of sepsis

A multidisciplinary team of scientists -- including two UC Santa Barbara faculty members -- is poised to undertake a major biomedical research initiative focused on the escalating problem of sepsis, the body's abnormal response to severe infections. [More]
New mass spectrometry imaging protocol allows analysis of metabolite composition of tissues

New mass spectrometry imaging protocol allows analysis of metabolite composition of tissues

In biomedical research, working with tissue samples is indispensable because it permits insights into the biological reality of patients, for example, in addition to those gained from Petri dishes and computer simulations. [More]
CDC invests in Donator’s unique heat stabilization technology

CDC invests in Donator’s unique heat stabilization technology

Denator, the Swedish-based biotechnology company specialized in biological sample preparation technologies announced today that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, had made a major purchase of its proprietary heat stabilization technology Stabilizor T1™. [More]

Laser-printed micropatterns can serve as platform for diagnostic applications

Laser printouts on paper might be used as a platform for low-cost organic electronics, microfluidic, or sensor applications. German scientists at Humboldt University Berlin have now developed a procedure for the selective coating of laser-printed micropatterns on paper. [More]
Study focuses on critical proteins involved in ovarian cancer biology

Study focuses on critical proteins involved in ovarian cancer biology

In what is believed to be the largest study of its kind, scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University and their collaborators from institutions across the nation have examined the collections of proteins in the tumors of 169 ovarian cancer patients to identify critical proteins present in their tumors. [More]
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